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RCN demands bursary rethink as student numbers drop again

The number of students starting nursing courses in the UK is down for the second year

Yes to pay deal in Wales

NHS pay in Wales: health unions back three-year deal

Nurses will reach the top of their pay bands more quickly

EU nurses after Brexit

RCN welcomes report highlighting beneficial impact of EU staff on the health service

But college disagrees about preferential treatment to work in UK after Brexit

RCN pay deal row: everything you need to know about the EGM

Your guide to the issues behind the motion of no confidence, and how RCN members can have...

Waiting for cancer referral

Figures show more people with cancer in England are waiting longer for treatment

RCN says nurses ‘see at first hand the distress that breaching the target causes patients’

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Amor Palada

Hear how a nurse-led acute response team dramatically reduced cardiac arrest

Series 3 Episode 6: Nurse practitioner Amor Palada talks about preventing cardiac arrest

Evidence and Practice

Fingertip injuries in children: a review of the literature

Fingertip injuries in children: a review of the literature

Fingertip injuries in children are a common presentation in emergency settings. These...

LUCAS

Does use of the LUCAS device improve mortality in adult patients with out-of-hospital...

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a common occurrence in the UK, with 60,000 cases...

Lyme disease: recognition and management for emergency nurses

Lyme disease: recognition and management for emergency nurses

Over the past ten years there has been a significant rise in the number of people who...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 2: barriers to the provision of compassionate care

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 2: barriers to the provision of compassionate...

In the second part of this three-part series, David Hunter and colleagues discuss the...

Emergency management of burns: part 2

Emergency management of burns: part 2

Infrequent presentation of this patient group to emergency departments can cause stress and...

An exploration of the reasons why people attend but do not wait to be seen in emergency departments

An exploration of the reasons why people attend but do not wait to be seen in emergency...

Aim The aim of the study was to explore the reasons why people do not always wait to receive...

Features

Nurse_Transition

Advanced practice: which path should nurses take?

How the advanced clinical practitioner role could affect the future of nursing

Jo McConnell

Stopping sensory overload in emergency departments for people on the autism spectrum

A deputy sister in Northern Ireland has set up a hospital quiet room to help patients cope

Sepsis

Sepsis: how one ED has achieved a 70% rise in patients receiving life-saving treatment...

Cambridge hospital trust uses digital technology to provide faster access to sepsis care in...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

Opinion

Journey

Choosing the right road to your leadership style

Rhian Monteith looks at the importance of building on strengths rather than correcting...

How the Mary Seacole course has influenced me as a leader

Lou Adams reflects on how her leadership style was challenged by the training programme

Target

Speculating on the future of emergency care

What does the future hold for emergency care with a new health secretary, ponders Justin...

Students

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

Careers

Susan_Macaulay

‘Be prepared to work outside your comfort zone’

Senior charge nurse Susan Macaulay describes what it takes to work in an emergency...

Lorna

‘Do the right thing and be prepared to support an unpopular view’

Senior lecturer Lorna McInulty explains how becoming a trauma nurse co-coordinator changed...

Jim Bethel

‘Persist and be ambitious: nothing that comes easy is worth having’

University of Wolverhampton Institute of Health Professions senior lecturer Jim Bethel...

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